Peanut Butter & Jelly for the Heart

July 24, 2017

The Professional Nursing Practice Council at Memorial Healthcare is sponsoring a Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive for families in Shiawassee County. Collections will begin July 31and continue through August 14.

The organization is collecting sealed and non-expired jars of peanut butter and jelly. Peanut butter and jelly is a great staple for families in need. Peanut butter is one of the most expensive foods for food banks to purchase in large quantities.  However, it is one of the most needed items due to its popularity, long shelf life, high protein amount and beneficial heart healthy fats. Plus, what’s peanut butter without jelly?

“This drive is a way for Memorial Healthcare nurses and the public to give back to our community. Please join us in donating sealed, unexpired jars of peanut butter and jelly to help children and families before the school year starts” said Joshua Suire, BSN, RN – Chair, Professional Nurse Practice.

Drop off locations at Memorial Healthcare include the main lobby, cafeteria and the main lobby of the Medical Arts Building (all within the main campus). In addition, most Memorial Healthcare physician offices will also accept donations during their normal business hours.

For additional information, please contact Joshua Suire, Clinical Performance Improvement Coordinator at (989) 729-4682.